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Strategic Planning Essential Even For SMEs

By Phillip Chichoni One of the top 10 business books for 2010, according to the international management consultancy firm Booz & Company, is entitled Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation authored by Steven Johnson. This book asserts that innovation is a social act and a team effort. Johnson argues that most great ideas, and world changing …

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Key attributes to small business success

By Phillip Chichoni Last week I highlighted the importance of effective marketing as one of the key attributes to business success. The next important attribute is the development of new products and services, or innovation. This is the second revelation from our survey of selected small business owners. The reason why some businesses succeed and others fail under exactly the …

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You got a plan? Just do it!

by Tafirenyika Makunike CREATINGwealth through asset creation is a practical subject which is developed by living it. Several people have written e-mails to me over a number of weeks the column has been in existence and most of them are ardent disciples of Robert Kiyosaki and would also like me to pin my mast on him and serialise his strategies. …

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Setting financial goals, and chasing them

by Tafirenyika Makunike ONE of the greatest opportunities conferred by the silly season we have entered now is the opportunity to think. The soft music, the goodwill messages of Christmas and the great outdoors create a fertile ambiance for productive thinking. As Zimbabweans, it is important that we make a transition from just an educated community to a ‘thinking and …

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Record keeping vital for rural businesses

By Sifelani Tsiko RECORD keeping is considered by many entrepreneurs as one of the “least important” part of o perating a business. The “chero zvazvaita” kind of business mentality has led to the collapse of many black businesses in Zimbabwebabwe from as early as the 1930s up to now when business people have relative access to information. Inadequate record keeping …

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Winners always start with the end in sight

By Phillip Chichoni Economist Eric Bloch was quoted in a local daily  last week saying there is no improvement in the economy and the situation of local industry remains depressed. This situation is not  unique to Zimbabwe, although the causes might be. One entrepreneur told me last year how he almost closed his retail business as he had no funds …

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A village that laughed at entrepreneurship

by Tafirenyika L. Makunike BACK in my local village close to Mozambican border, the sojourn and travails of one Mr Mabanja of Headman Dzobo’s area were crystallised into a village saying, generally describing non-strategic effort which does not yield the desired output. So if you went hunting and came back empty handed, the villagers would say “waite Mabanja abve Joni …

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More first generation entrepreneurs required – Zimbabwe Entrepreneurial Infrastructure Series

South Africa, Zimbabwebabwe, Botswana and a several other African countries have come up with various affirmative action programs and broad based black economic empowerment programs (BEE) and indigenization .Given the historical economic imbalances these programs are relevant and imperative for Africa to attain a sustainable economic advancement necessary to uplift the standards of living on the continent. However the concept …

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The future of Internet Marketing in Africa

By Richwell Phinias –  CEO and Founder Dariro.com (www.dariro.com) Communication in Africa. Vuvuzelas attracted a lot of attention during the first ever soccer World Cup hosted in Africa by one of Africa’s best developed nations, South Africa. Vuvuzelas are reputed to have their roots in the kudu horn, which would summon African villagers to meetings, and the name may have …

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Be real, in touch with yourself as a leader

LEADERSHIP is about you and effective leadership requires one to be more in touch with oneself and being more of yourself. Leadership is all about being real, being true to yourself and to those around you. Wisdom dictates that, “only by being true to and with yourself can you allow others to be the best they can be”. When a …

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